Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wedding Trends

As I have not done regular posts I thought I would do an over view of our main wedding season, we still have some to go before the year is out. Were there any trends? Well yes in that a number of brides were keen to be hands on so provided their own jam jars, pale blue was popular as were pastels and a more informal or wild feel.The 'antique/vintage' theme still loomed large so there was lots of lace, gyp and dusky pink. Oh, and I nearly forgot - coral! The images below will bear this out. We did have a hand full of weddings early in the season with coral/peach making it's first appearence:
April Weddings How elegant this bride looks
And hows this for a different take on the hanging ball!
A truely spring wedding with ranunculas genister, lisianthus to name a few:

And here is a gyp garland at the lovely Rolvenden Barn:
The Bride had mainly roses

I have realised how long this excerise is going to take me so I will post a month at a time!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Mother's Day Maddness!

Well it came, was very busy and this is what was left:

We have had a couple of weddings since, one with lots of frothy gypsophia:

And the other a lovely spring wedding with ranunculus, clematis, lisianthus,genister to name a few.

This week will probably see the end of a lot of the spring flowers as narcissus and ranunculas are getting increasingly more difficult to get hold of but peonies are beginning to making an appearence. We have another busy weekend coming up with a Friday and Saturday weddings so fingers crossed for the weather.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Mother's Day Sunday 30th March

Only a week to go so, this time next week it will all be over but there's a long way to go yet. Some flowers are already ordered due in for conditioning later in the week and others still to be confirmed, if only I had a crystal ball. Spring and pink are always popular but we have a whole host of beauties on offer. I will try to remember to capture the moments as they arise but as is so often the case at peak times it's just too busy. So bring a smail to your mum's face with pretty blooms.

Floral Colour - Florists frustration

I am sure this happens in many a trade or profession and hence why the 'pantone'colour chart was developed. For this weekends 'peaches and cream'wedding I ordered 'salmon'ranunculus as I wanted a nice pastel peach, it said salmon on the label but they were definately orange!However all was not lost as the David Austin 'Juliet' rose came up trumps so along with a few more blooms, I think the desired affect was achieved.
Blue and cream are tricky one's too as blue in floristry speak is so often purple and cream turns up yellow! And that is where experience comes in.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Weddings and wedding fairs

The wedding season has really kicked in and unusually for this time of year we have done a couple of wedding fairs too. Firstly we delivered flowers to Scotney Castle for an outside ceremony on a very sunny Saturday afternoon - what a setting.
We were then at Balackstock Farm on the Sunday for a wedding open day - again sunny and a steady flow of potential brides.

And that was June - July will have to wait until tomorrow!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Party season

Last weekend saw us preparing for more parties, a garden party in a marquee with cream jugs and a 25th Wedding celebration. The brief for that was 'citrus' colours and I think we got it right!

I also wanted to share these lovely peonies, there really are some stunners around this year.

We have more weddings this weekend and a wedding fair at Blackstock Farm on Sunday so I must be armed with my camera - to be continued!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Summer jugs

A week on and here I am. Following on from an earlier tweet of jugs, jugs and more jugs as this weekends wedding and Summer Ball both chose jugs for their table flowers. The wedding had a beach theme with blues and creams and pebbles for place names and the Ball - Summer - wishful thinking!

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